War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0446 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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AUGUST 24, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac:

The enemy have mounted one gun in the new angle of four-gun fort reported last night. Everything unusually quiet in enemy's lines all day. No stir of account among trains.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

August 24, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I learn from a report received from the Walthall house station that the four regiments reported by the plank road station as going toward Petersburg, after passing the lead-works, moved out toward their lines south or southeast from the city; one regiment into the city from their right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

SIGNAL STATION,

Near W. P. Davis' House, August 24, 1864-7 p.m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

I can see the lead-works from the station that I established. The enemy are engaged upon a line of works almost south of lead-works, about 600 or 700 yards therefrom and running from thence east across the railroad. They have large party employed upon it.

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 24, 1864-7.45 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch received from the plank road station:

At 6 p.m. a heavy column of infantry, three-quarters of a mile in length, appeared in vicinity of lead-works, coming from direction of Petersburg on road west of Weldon railroad, passed east of large fort, and continued southward on line of Weldon railroad. Twelve ambulances, ten wagons, and two carriages followed the column. The force working on new line of works along the railroad is not more than one-third as large as this morning. Two batteries of artillery accompanied the column.

H. W. FULTON.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer